Skip to comments.Opus Dei Bishop to Be Beatified After Newborn's Miracle Cure
Posted on 07/11/2013 7:49:04 PM PDT by marshmallow
Bishop Alvaro del Portillo was founder St. Josemaría Escrivá best support, says the current head of the personal prelature.
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable Bishop Álvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, after recognizing the miraculous healing of a newborn who had suffered major cardiac arrest.
Opus Dei Father C. John McCloskey, told Catholic News Agency July 8 that the bishop was notable for his humility and his serenity and good humor.
Father McCloskey said he felt joy at the announcement, realizing the great good for the Church this will be.
On July 5, Pope Francis signed a decree recognizing a miracle obtained through the intercession of Bishop del Portillo.
The miracle involves the August 2003 healing of Chilean newborn Jose Ignacio Ureta Wilson. A few days after his birth, the boy suffered a 30-minute period of cardiac arrest and a major hemorrhage.
The medical team treating the baby thought he had already died, but his parents prayed for healing through the intercession of the bishop.
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